The Update | Taylor Swift Tribute at Robins; The Butler Extends Exhibition

WARREN, Ohio – “Through the Eras: A Tribute to Taylor Swift” will come to Robins Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 8 p.m. 

The show uses a live band and several performers to showcase Swift’s hits as she evolved from a country pop singer to one of the world’s biggest musical artists.

Tickets range from $15 to $35 (plus applicable fees), and will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 16, at and at the box office, 160 E. Market St.

A presale for members of Friends of the Robins Theatre will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Art Exhibition at The Butler Extended

YOUNGSTOWN – The exhibition “Caspita!,” which features artwork by Steve McCallum inspired by Italian altar pieces, has been extended by The Butler Institute of American Art because of its popularity. It will remain on view in the skylit Davis Gallery until Aug. 13.

Louis Zona, director and curator at The Butler, said McCallum is one of the most innovative artists in Ohio.

“Steve is known for his hard-edged abstractions and spatial interplay,” Zona said. “The Butler exhibit is impressive for its scale in that imagery dominates the Davis Gallery. McCallum has taken over the gallery and has made it his world where shapes overlap shapes and lines create a sense of volume. This dynamic work underscores the power of scale and the significance of edge.”

Fitch Softball Team to be Honored at Mall

NILES, Ohio – The state champion Austintown Fitch High School softball team will be honored in a rally at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at Eastwood Mall’s Center Court.

The Lady Falcons clinched their first state title on June 3 when the team trounced Anthony Wayne High School, 6-1, to become the OHSAA Division 1 champions. 

Eastwood Mall has a tradition of recognizing achievements by student-athletes. As part of the festivities, the Cafaro Foundation will make a donation to Austintown Fitch High School. 

JCC Offering ‘Pokemon on the Go’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will offer “Pokemon on the Go” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25.

Participants will travel by bus to a multitude of PokéStops in the Youngstown/Warren area. Participants need a mobile device that has Pokémon Go installed. Cost includes bus, supervision, a snack and gifts. The bus will stop for lunch, which is not included in the price.

“Pokemon on the Go” is for children age 8 and up. Children under 8 may attend with parental accompaniment (one parent free). The cost is $20 for JCC members and $27 for nonmembers. Go to to register by June 20.

Stambaugh Official to Discuss Venue

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Jamie Marshall, chief strategy officer of Stambaugh Auditorium, will give an address on the history of the Youngstown venue at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Denny’s Restaurant meeting room, 4020 Belmont Ave.

Her address is part of the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s lecture series. Admission is $10 ($5 for society members). Reservations are suggested; call 330 726 8277.

Marshall recently was an Athena Award finalist for the annual Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber event that celebrates outstanding professional women. She lives in and is mayor of Big Beaver, Pa.

Every year, thousands of people attend events at Stambaugh Auditorium, which opened in 1926. The venue has hosted a variety of performers, educators and speakers. Artists from Tony Bennett to Bob Dylan, American Ballet to Liberace, Bruce Springsteen to the Cleveland Orchestra and countless others have graced the main stage. The building also includes a ballroom, smaller hall, a grand lobby and a garden.

Fun Run/Walk at White House Fruit Farm

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley’s annual Point 5K run/walk will take place July 8 at White House Fruit Farm.

Proceeds will provide emergency shelter and meals for those in need at the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

The family-friendly fun walk/run will start at 10 a.m. and is open to everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. It will make one lap around the pond at White House Fruit Farm, a total of 1,640 feet, with a doughnut stop halfway through the course.

Lynn Wyant, chief development officer, said, jokingly, “Since this is a point 5K, it is quite possible that some participants will have a longer walk from their car to the registration table than the entire length of the event!” She described the event as a favorite for families and anyone “who just wants to have a little fun on the farm for a good cause.”

Registration is $5 per person. Every registrant will receive an oval Point 5K car decal, a doughnut, a complimentary beverage and a race bib. Register HERE.

For information or to become a sponsor, call 330 744 5485, ext. 50.

Walking Tour of Vienna Township

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A walking tour of Vienna Township will begin at 1 p.m. June 17, starting at The Copper Penny, 4275 Warren Sharon Road. 

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 330 394 4653. The tour is sponsored by the Trumbull County Historical Society.

Part 2 of Lecture on Warren Packard

WARREN, Ohio – The National Packard Museum will present the second and final part of the “Warren Packard: Patriarch and Entrepreneur” lecture at noon Saturday, June 24. This one-hour educational program is open to the public and free with paid admission to the museum.

Few recognize his name today, let alone realize all he accomplished, but a century ago, Warren Packard was revered as one of the most important figures in early Mahoning Valley history.

Part two of this series chronicles his illustrious, yet often precarious, career in the timber and lumber industries.

Happy Birthday Youngstown Event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In partnership with Youngstown CityScape and the city of Youngstown, Mahoning Valley Historical Society will present Happy Birthday Youngstown on Thursday, June 22.

The free event will include cake, refreshments and a guided walking tour of historic Wick Avenue. It will start at 5 p.m. at Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave.

Women’s Club Plans Tea, Art Show

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Columbiana Women’s Club’s Art & Afternoon Tea will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the clubhouse, 121 N. Main Street. It will feature an art show and sale.

Admission is $30 per person and includes the tea and program. Seating is limited; RSVPs are required by June 16. Mail checks to CWC, 121 N. Main St., Columbiana OH 44408.

The CWC provides a welcoming spot for women’s activities in a grand century home. It includes the Readers Guild, Green Thumb Garden Club, several card clubs and a prayer group. For information, call 330 482 2832.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.